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Chris DeVille

Ohio music occupies many disparate nooks within the collective imagination (so please pardon the, um, encyclopedic nature of this blurb). You've got your influential hip-hop visionaries from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Camu Tao to Kid Cudi, minds that turned their genre sideways. There are funk powerhouses like Zapp and the Ohio Players and R&B superstars from the Isley Brothers to John Legend. We've generated at least two spastic post-punk totems in Devo and Brainiac and...